News: conferences, events and seminars


This page contains details of conferences, events and seminars either organised and run by SLSA members or of interest to them.

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2018

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The Responsible Consumer in the Digital Age: International and Nordic perspectives on consumer financial protection, Copenhagen, Denmark: call for papers

21st Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference, Northampton: call for papers

Annual European Law Conference 2018, London

King's Transnational Law Summit 2018, London

LSAANZ Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia: look out for the CfP in early March

Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family and Social Welfare Law, London: booking open

Socio-legal Studies/Sociologie du Droit: Methods, traditions, theories in France and the UK, Paris: call for contributions and registration

SLSA 2018, Bristol: call for papers and posters and registration now open – conference poster now available


2018


February

Thesis Boot Camp

Dates: 17–24 February 2018

Venue: Fishley Hall, Norfolk

Please see attachment for details. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Book launch: Research Methods in Environmental Law: A Handbook, edited by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and Victoria Brooks

Date: 23 February 2018

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see website for details. 

Book Launch: What’s Wrong With Rights? Social Movements, Law and Liberal Imaginations, by Radha D’Souza

Date: 27 February 2018

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please attachment for further details of this new book. See website to register for this free event. 

International Law on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Environmental Protection in Times of Disorder and Contestation

Date: 28 February 2018

Venue: Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Please see website for details. 

Heteronormativity in Practice: Marginalization and inequity in the law and public sector

Date: 28 February 2018

Venue: University of Exeter

Please see flyer for details.

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Dispossession: The great social housing swindle – film screening and panel

Date: 28 February 2018

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London

Please see website for details and booking.

Public Lecutre Series: Women's Voices in Law

Dates: 28 February, 28 March and 2 May 2018

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL, London

Speakers: Baronness Hale, Karon Monaghan and Alison Saunders

Please see website and poster for details.

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March

Boundaries, Conflicts and Alliances: Interactions between international, transnational and comparative law

Dates: 1–2 March 2018

Venue: Osgood Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada

This is the conference of the Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law. Please see website for details. 

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Two on the PhD in law journey – supervision, research ethics and preparing yourself for upgrade and vivas

Date: 2 March 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Speakers include: Prof Diamond Ashiagbor, Prof Avrom Sherr, Dr Constantin Stefanou, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Dr Natasa Mavronicola, University of Birmingham

Please see website for details.

Annual European Law Conference 2018

Date: 2 March 2018

Venue: Great Hall, Strand Campus, King's College London

Organised by the Centre of European Law. Please see website for details.

TLI Signature Lectures 2017–2018: Progressive populism and the third reconstruction? Addressing the crisis of democratic inclusion in 21st century capitalism

Date: 5 March 2018

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Speaker: Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

This event is part of the Transnational Law Institute's Signature Lecture series. All events in this series are free but please register on the website.

A C21st Constitution for the UK

Date: 6 March 2018

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see website for details. Organised by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society.

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Current Developments in the Law and Regulation of Banking

Date: 8 March 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Speakers include: Bob Penn, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Professor Andrew Campbell, University of Leeds; Nick Andrews, MPAC; Professor Rosa Lastra, Queen Mary, University of London; Jason Gallen, Humboldt University, Berlin; Professor Andrew Haynes, University of Wolverhampton; Peter Casey, Former Head of Islamic Finance, Dubai Financial Services Authority; Richard Parlour, Fmli and Chair EU Task force on Cyber Security for the Financial Sector

Please see website for details.

British Academy Conference: Challenges to judicial independence in times of crisis

Dates: 8–9 March 2018

Venue: British Academy, London

Please see website for details.

KLS-IALS Workshop: Making sociolegal research visible and tangible

Date: 9 March 2018

Venue: Institute of Advance Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, Bloomsbury,
London WC1B 5DR

Please see flyer for details. 

2nd Annual Family Law Conference

Date: 9 March 2018

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

Keynote speaker: Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court

Organised by Manchester Centre for Law in Society and the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre. Please see website for details.

TLI Signature Lectures 2017–2018: Democratic politics in global crisis? Challenges, approaches, resistances

Date: 16 March 2018

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Speaker: Branko Milanovic (The Graduate Centre, City University of New York)

This event is part of the Transnational Law Institute's Signature Lecture series. All events in this series are free but please register on the website.

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Abortion in Britain: past, present and future

Date: 21 March 2018

Venue: Kent University, Canterbury

Please see website for details and registration for this free event.

Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness

Dates: 21–22 March 2018

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see website for details. 

Association of Law Teachers' Annual Conference 2018: call for papers extended.

Dates: 26–27 March 2018

Venue: Keele University

Please see website for details. Call closes: 12 February 2018.

SLSA 2018

Dates: 27–29 March 2018

Venue: University of Bristol

See website for details. Call for papers now closed. Closing date for call for posters: 28 February 2018. Conference poster now available.

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April

Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Conference

Date: 5 April 2018

Venue: Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

This is the Inaugural Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Academic Forum. Please see flyer for details.

BILETA Conference 2018

Date: 9 April 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Theme: Digital Futures: places and people, technology and data

This is the conference of the British and Irish, Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA). Please see website for details. 

Modern Studies in Property Law

Date: 10 April 2018

Venue: UCL Laws, Bentham House, London

Please see website for details. 

King's Transnational Law Summit 2018

Dates: 10–13 April 2018

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Theme: The new human condition: creating justice for our future

Please see website for details.

Modern Studies in Property Law Post-Graduate Research Conference 2018

Date: 12 April 2018

Venue: Bentham House, Faculty of Law, University College London

Please see website for details. 

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EU health law and policy: Shaping a future research agenda: call for participation

Dates: 12–13 April 2018

Venue: Lancaster University

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 16 February 2018.

The World of Work: Interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate and early career researchers

Date: 13 April 2018

Venue: University of Bristol

Please see flyer and website for further details. Booking now open.

Fourth Law–Religion–Politics Conference: 35 years of Niccolò Machiavelli’s Political and Legal Doctrines Student Organisation – 35 years of local and global changes: call for papers

Dates: 13–14 April 2018

Venue: Wroclaw, Poland

Please see Facebook page for full details. Closing date: 16 March 2018.

Socio-legal Studies/Sociologie du Droit: Methods, traditions, theories in France and the UK

Date: 16 April 2018

Venue: University of Kent in Paris

Please see webpage for details. 

Trust, Risk, Information and the Law

Date: 25 April 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn, Winchester

Please see website for details. 

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Expert Seminar on Gender and the Judiciary

Date: 27 April 2018

Venue: Ghent University, Belgium

Please see flyer for details. 

Critical Conversation in Gender and Criminology Series Women as Victim-Offenders: Negotiating the paradox

Date: 30 April 2018

Venue: City, Univeristy of London

Organised by the Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Network (British Society of Criminology), supported by Department of Sociology, City, University of London and the University of Essex. Please see website for details.

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May

Postgraduate Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference: call for papers

Date: 10 May 2018

Venue: Leicester Law School, University of Leicester

Theme: Looking to the Future and Beyond: New approaches to ADR

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 28 February 2018.

UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference

Dates: 10–11 May 2018

Venue: Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Please see attachment for details. 

The Sexual Contract: call for papers

Dates: 10–11 May 2018

Venue: School of Law and Politics, Cardiff

Please see website for details. Closing date: 1 March 2018.

International Investment Law and NCD Prevention: call for papers

Dates: 10–11 May 2018

Venue: University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square, London

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 March 2018.

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Three on researching, disseminating and publishing in the digital world

Date: 11 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details.

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Workers in the Modern Economy: Aspects of flexibility: call for papers

Date: 11 May 2018

Venue: Kingston University

This it the Group for Employment Law and Policy's 8th annual conference. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 28 February 2018.

Dirty Money: New insights and emergent issues – PGR/ECR conference: call for papers

Dates: 17–18 May 2018

Venue: Queen Mary University of London

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 28 February 2018.

Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family and Social Welfare Law: booking open

Date: 18 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Who should attend: This day is aimed at PhD/MPhil researchers, early career academics and policy researchers.
Speakers include: Prof Anne Barlow, Exeter University; Prof Helen Stalford, University of Liverpool; Prof Phil Fennell, Cardiff University; Jaime Lindsey, Essex University; Prof Rosie Harding, University of Birmingham; Dr Julie Doughty, Cardiff University; Jonathan Sims and Ben Hadley, British Library; Maria Bell, Law Librarian, London School of Economics

This event is organised jointly by the SLSA, IALS and the British Library. Please see website for details and booking.

19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law

Dates: 23–25 May 2018

Venue: Örebro University, Sweden

Please see attachment for details. 

Labour Market Policy and Labour Law Reform: tensions and Opportunities

Date: 25 May 2018

Venue: University of Warwick

Workshop organised jointly by Warwick Law School in conjunction with Warwick Business School and the Warwick Network CREW (Connecting Research on Work and Employment). Please see website for details and preliminary programme.

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Ways of Knowing: Epistemology and law: call for papers

Date: 31 May 2018

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Hosted by The Westminster Law and Theory Lab in association with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London. Please see flyer and website for details. Call closes: 26 February 2018.

The Responsible Consumer in the Digital Age: International and Nordic perspectives on consumer financial protection: call for papers

Dates: 31 May–1 June 2018

Venue: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Please see website for details. Call closes: 25 February 2018.

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June

Understanding Implicit Bias and Policing Conference

Dates: 4–5 June 2018

Venue: University of Sheffield

Hosted by the Centre for Criminological Research and the Law and Diversity Working Group of the University of Sheffield School of LawPlease see website for further details.

A Civilizing Moment? Reflecting on 150 years since the abolition of public execution: call for papers

Date: 6 June 2018

Venue: Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle

Speakers: Dr James Gregory (University of Plymouth) and Dr Lizzie Seal (University of Sussex)

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 28 February 2018

Joint Meeting of the LSA and CLSA

Dates: 7–10 June 2018

Venue: Toronto Canada

Please see website for details. 

16th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology: call for papers

Dates: 10–14 June 2018

Venue: City University, Hong Kong

Please see website for details. Closing date: 31 January 2018.

Brexit and EU Law: A way forward – call for papers

Date: 11 June 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Please see webpage for details. Closing date: 11 March 2018.

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WG Hart Legal Workshop 2018: Building a 21st Century Bill of Rights

Dates: 11–12 June 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

Please see attachment for details of call and confirmed speakers. 

Access to Justice and Legal Services: call for papers and registration now open

Dates: 11–13 June 2018

Venue: University College London Faculty of Laws, Bentham House

Please see website for details. Closing date for submission of proposals: 26 January 2018. Early bird registration open until 28 March 2018.

Abolitionist Futures: Building social justice not criminal justice: call for proposals

Dates: 14–18 June 2018

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London

Please see website for details. Closing date: 15 February 2018.

Elder Law and its Discontents, Tel Aviv

Dates: 18–19 June 2018

Venue: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Please see flyer for details. 

The Uses and Futures of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies: call for participation (PhD students in all disciplines)

Date: 15 June 2018

Venue: University of Kent, Canterbury

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 March 2018.

Legal Education and Training Review: 5 years on – call for papers 

Date: 25 June 2018

Venue: Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 29 January 2018.

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July

National Centre for Research Methods: Research methods festival 2018

Dates: 3–5 July 2018

Venue: University of Bath

Please see webpage for details.

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September

21st Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference: call for papers

Date: 10–11 September 2018

Venue: University of Northampton

Please see website for details. Closing date: 30 March 2018.

RCSL and ISA Joint Meeting: Law and citizenship beyond the state

Dates: 10–13 September 2018

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Please see website for details. 

African Studies Association UK Conference: call for papers for two legal streams

Dates: 11–13 September 2018

Venue: University of Birmingham

Papers are invited for the African Feminist Judgments stream and the Customary Law and Legal Pluralism stream. Please see flyer and website for further details. Closing date: 16 February 2018.

Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality: call for papers

Dates: 22–23 September 2018

Venue: Tamil Nadu Law School,Tiruchirappalli, India 

This event is organised in collaboration with Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University. Please see website for details. Closing date: 28 February 2018.

The Development of Abortion Rights in a Changing Europe: call for submissions

Date: 28 September 2018

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 March 2018.

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December

LSAANZ Annual Conference: CfP due early March 2018

Dates: 12–15 December 2018

Venue: Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

The SLSA and Canadian Law and Society Association are co-sponsors of this event. Please see website for details. The call for papers is expected in early March. Save the date.